With determination and courage, Maxime Denuc set up a challenge between computer and organ. More exactly, in May 2021 the musician from Belgium steered electronically the organ in the St. Antonius-Kirche in Düsseldorf. Offering various forms of modern classical with an urban twist, “Nachthorn” would not sound out of placeRead More →

“Waves Of Silent Whispers” is Lauri-Dag Tüür’s second ambient and IDM album, after “Polar Night Jet” in 2020. The new one landed in my inbox already in June 2022. Though not forgotten, it spent most of the year underneath the ever-increasing pile of unfinished business. Instead of white nights inRead More →

Various unknown artists and various sounds of techno on this five-tracker, clocking almost 30 minutes of playtime. A good reason to return to the label, after covering the fifth release in the STAUB series. Most hypnotic is the opener, a stimulating builder that reminds of Jay Ahern’s works with syntheticRead More →

Not sure if there’s any empirical evidence that during the pandemic people’s preferences turned to ambient music. Might be, because of its mostly relaxing nature and I have to admit that a number of the genre’s new releases have sparked my interest, either as arrivals in my collection or findsRead More →

Appearances could be deceptive. A Bandcamp release with three long tracks of about 45 minutes in total and abstract photo artwork by Hannes Unt, “Polar Night Jet” looks like another journey in the fields of ambient. It’s confirmed by the first tones of the opener “Arcus Cloud”, when gleaming soundRead More →

The last days of December 20 years ago were spent in great anticipation of the Millennium Bug. The darkest plots saw the future of the (wo)mankind endangered, if the computers would have flipped out. Luckily, hardly anything of these predictions materialised and doomsday scenarios were postponed. Which means that 20Read More →

The Hilvarenbeek Recordings [Remastered and expanded version] by Biosphere Buy music from Bandcamp Buy music from Juno (UK) Buy music from Kudos (UK)       Organically certified agroambient In 2016, New York Haunted released Biosphere’s four-tracker “Hilvarenbeek”, which turned into an unfortunate incident when the artist deemed the release unofficialRead More →